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Where did the English Phipps family come from? What is the English Phipps family crest and coat of arms? When did the Phipps family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Phipps family history?The name Phipps reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Phipps family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Phipps is based on the ancient given name Phillip. Phillip derives from the Greek name Phillipos, which derives from the words philein, meaning to love, and hippos, meaning horse.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Phipps are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Phipps include Phipps, Phipson, Phips and others.
First found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phipps research. Another 219 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1694, 1797, 1863 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Phipps History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 119 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Phipps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Phipps, or a variant listed above:
Phipps Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Phipps Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Phipps Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Phipps Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Phipps Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phipps Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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